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Subject: Peak Reverse Voltage Rating

Date: 11/22/99
Posted by: Rodger L. Martin
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Does the prv rating tells me the maximum: a. Allowable voltage across the diode when it is conducting. b. Allowable voltage across the diode when it is not conducting. c. Peak current through the diode. d. None of the above. I understand if the voltage exceeds the peak reverse voltage rating, the diode will break down. And silicon rectifers are made in many different peak reverse voltage (prv) rating. Thats it about all I can find about prv and am not sure which one the answers it is looking for. Any help will be thankful. Thanks!

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